Choose Your Three Business Partners


So you have a fantastic business idea that’s totally going to rock the world as we know it, and you need three partners. Women who are intelligent, hard-working, know how to get the ball rolling. Who do you choose?

My picks:

1. Corinna Chapman from Kerry Greenwood’s series. She already has her own business – a successful bakery that manages to do well despite the popularity of what I assume is the Victorian equivalent to chains like Baker’s Delight. Plus, we’d never go hungry in our late-night brainstorming sessions.

2. Scarlett O’Hara. Yes, I know she cheated people at every opportunity that presented itself, but you know what? I reckon a big chunk of that came from the fact she hardly ever had anyone in her corner; they were all too busy judging her while expecting her to put food on their table. I think if she were in a team of women who were all pulling their way and appreciated her because of her brains and work ethic, she’d be more inclined to adopt an ‘all in this together’ attiude.

3. Caroline from Two Broke Girls. Her business plan makes sense and she’s really enthusiastic about opening a cake shop with Max. Mind you, between their cupcakes and Corinna’s pastries, we’ll go into a diabetic coma any second now…

Your picks?


  1. says

    Scarlett O’Hara would be a good choice if we had the same goals, but I don’t quite trust her. I think she’d look down on me too much.

    I’m going to go with Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford totally blew me away in that film) and Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) from Morning Glory (2010). I was also going to say Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) in Secretariat (2010) but she’s a real person so I guess I can’t include her.

    Actually, Becky Fuller’s the only one I’d trust to not look down on me. I guess she’d have to manage the others.

  2. Maria says

    1. Gilda from the Gilda Stories. She’s a black lesbian vampire who is independently wealthy both from the small businesses she’s run every decade, and the investment companies she established when she was first turned. I’m pretty sure she knows math.

    2. Redwood Phipps from Redwood and Wildfire. She’s a black voodooeine living at the turn of the century that built up one of the first black production companies for producing not-racist silent films. She can manage artists’ egos — I think she can manage our team.

    3. Audrey, from Disney’s Atlantis. She’s an amazing mechanic — I think we will need someone who can put things together so they don’t explode!

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